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Slingbox, Netflix successfully tested on Panasonic-fitted BBJ

If you’re among the industry execs who took a ride on 26 January on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) fitted with Panasonic Avionics’ Ku-band satellite-based in-flight broadband Internet system, then you already know that the carrier’s IPTV service, dubbed eXTV, is working like a charm.One of the happy passengers tells me that Slingbox, Netflix and […]

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Panasonic stresses commitment to in-flight Internet solution

To say that Panasonic Avionics has been quiet about its Ku band-based connectivity solution would be a mighty understatement indeed. Nary has a word been said about eXConnect since October, when the in-flight entertainment (IFE) giant revealed to me it was in advanced discussions with a launch customer for its portfolio of airborne broadband data […]

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Word on the street…Qatar Airways will launch Panasonic’s eXConnect

Updated to include clarification. See Panasonic comment in bold… Is Qatar Airways the launch customer for Panasonic’s in-flight Internet service, eXConnect? Panasonic isn’t saying, but unconfirmed word on the street is that the Middle Eastern carrier will run a trial from August 2009 on one of its Boeing 777s. It’s not yet clear if Qatar […]

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Panasonic to open Shanghai office (new Chinese customer?)

Remember when Charles Ogilvie announced this summer that he was leaving Virgin America to head up former employer Panasonic’s in-flight entertainment and new airborne technology platforms in China? Ogilvie’s new position was a little foreshadowing of things to come. On 17 December Panasonic will celebrate the grand opening of its new Shanghai office. A snazzy press […]

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